West Yorkshire Mayoral election result as Tracy Brabin re-elected

Labour’s Tracy Brabin has retained her job as West Yorkshire mayor after winning over half the votes.

She got 275,430 votes (50.38%) with her closest competitor Conservative Arnold Craven receiving 82,757 votes (15.14%). The results in full included Andrew Cooper (Green) with 66,648 (12.19%), Jonathan Tilt (Independent) on 46,443 (8.49%) and Lib Dem Stewart Golton last on 27,501 (5.03%).

Tracy won with a Labour majority of 192,673 (35.24%) and a turnout of 32.38%, after voters went to the polls on Thursday, May 2.

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She is the second Yorkshire mayor to have kept her job - Labour’s Oliver Coppard has also been re-elected for a second term as South Yorkshire Mayor after taking over 50% of the votes cast.

Tracy Brabin was elected as the Labour MP for the Batley and Spen constituency in October 2016 following the murder of Jo Cox. In 2021, she became the county’s first ever elected mayor.

The position was created following a devolution deal between West Yorkshire's five local authorities and the government, which gave the mayor powers over matters such as public transport, housing and adult skills.

In March this year, she made the major decision to bring the area’s bus services back under public control.

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